Knowing When It's Time to PIVOT

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

This is one doctor that has my full attention and appreciation. Please read and then comment on Paula's post....

Original content by Dr. Paula McDonald TREC #547752

I believe we have all had to learn how to pivot in this past year! No doubt, life has been an interesting ride. The key, however, has been to learn when and how to PIVOT.

First of all, why do we need to pivot at all? Well, if we remain in the same position when everything around us is changing, we better quickly make an assessment of where we are going. Those who remain fixed and unbending often find the world and the opportunities have passed them by.

Next, the trick is to learn HOW to pivot. This of course depends on many things. For the sake of this post, we will focus on our careers. Learning to pivot in your chosen profession will make or break you. For me personally, I choose to make it!

Here is an easy way to remember the lessons regarding to PIVOT:


     The first step in turning in a new direction is knowing what is important and what can you can let go of.  Determine the essential necessities for your business as a template moving forward.

I N N O V A T I O N 

     It may be time to begin trying new ideas. When we are faced with big changes, they often require a new way of thinking. Being innovative and creative as you seek new horizons will help you pivot with perfection.

V A L U E 

     Taking the time to value what is good in your life, your work, and the people you interact with is key. Knowing what you value will help you as you move forward in a new direction. Make sure and let those around you know how much you value them and make sure that you give yourself the value you deserve.


     When you keenly observe what is going on around you, small details can come alive. Getting a new perspective can assist you in making observations that can make a huge difference as you pivot. Seek advice from others through their observations as well.


     The tenacious person will be the one who survives and thrives when life throws a curveball. Having the determination to understand when it is time to pivot will pull you through. Never give up and stick to the plan.


I hope that you are rocking your business and have learned to pivot when needed. May you dig in and seek new horizons as this world is ever-changing. May you LIV2DAY!


© Dr. Paula McDonald, 2021

Beam & Branch Realty       

"Have you fully lived today?"

   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®, 

        Granbury, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling Hood County and surrounding areas! 



 John Maxwell

Farm & Ranch


          ABR                 Institute for Luxury Marketing                Institute for Luxury Home Marketing


Graduate Realtor InstituteC2EX


Copyright 2021 Paula McDonald

Posted by

 and courtesy of 

Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





Paul's Service Area



As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
Please visit my website at to search for information 

(all information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed or warranted in any way)

Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!

(As a member of the NWMLS, this blog post is intended to comply with NWMLS rules as pertaining to blogging.)




Comments (12)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Paul, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Apr 07, 2021 05:39 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

This is a great blog to highlight.  I will head over to Paula's blog to comment.

Apr 08, 2021 08:14 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and thanks for Paula reblog for us here in the rain.  Hope you are having a good day!


Apr 08, 2021 04:50 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I really have to thank you for posting this because I keep coming back to it multiple times, and it's usually a good sign

Apr 08, 2021 08:34 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Paul, good post by Dr. Paula McDonald.  Challenging changes do call us to pivot throughout our lives and Paula points out how important the moves necessary to come to positive moves, successful pivots.

Apr 11, 2021 08:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That pivot is always necessary once you get to the point where your needing a transition just like this

Apr 18, 2021 07:33 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Paul,

I read this articla of Paula's and its a good one.Thank you for re-blogging so others can read it. My favorite word has been "pivoting" and definitely benn making many pivots since March odf 2020!

Apr 23, 2021 03:19 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Paul, I just felt like we visit in this one because it's so universal and Evergreen. Good stuff!

Apr 28, 2021 10:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I loved Paula's presentation on pivoting on our ZOOM calls. I got a lot of traction out of that, sharing ideas on prioritization and tenacity with anyone who would listen! LOL Such wonderful advice. Thank you for re-blogging this one, Paul!

May 02, 2021 03:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Like this line of thinking especially “tenacity”. Enjoy your day 

May 03, 2021 05:23 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a good one... so I'll pivot over to Paula's blog and let her know.

May 18, 2021 08:20 PM
Dr,Benjamin Owen
Autaugaville, AL


Loan Company Website:


Do you find yourself in a bit of trouble with unpaid bills and don’t know which way to go or where to turn? What about finding a reputable Debt Consolidation firm that can assist you in reducing monthly installment so that you will have affordable repayment options as well as room to breathe when it comes to the end of the month and bills need to get paid? ®Capital Managements Inc™ is the solution to your financial misfortune. We offer all types of loan ranging from $5,000.00 to $533,000,000.00USD with a low interest rate of 2% and loan duration of 1 to 35 years to pay back the loan secure and unsecured. Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our priority, Our leading goal is to help you get the services you deserve, Our program is the quickest way to get what you need in a snap. Kindly reduce your payments to ease the strain on your monthly expenses by Contacting us on the following WhatsApp:+19292227023 Email

Jun 22, 2021 09:12 PM